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TVs and boxes that do not support the 8k-mode

Here is the list from Digital UK of boxes and sets that will not receive Freeview after switchover is complete

Here is the list from Digital UK of boxes and sets that will no
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If you use one of these to watch Freeview, or are hoping to after switchover happens in your region, you will need to get a new Freeview box at switchover.

ONdigital/ITVdigital branded set top boxes

Nokia Mediamaster 9850T; Pace DTR730 and DTR735, Philips DTX6370, DTX6371 and DTX6372; Pioneer DBRT200 and DBRT210, Sony VTX-D500; Toshiba DTB2000.

If you have any of these you will need to recycle it and get a new box.

Freeview branded set top boxes

Fusion FRT100*, Pace DTVA-T "Wedge Adaptor", DT210F*, Samsung SIRU200i (Without M suffix).

Freeview, ONdigital and ITV branded integrated digital television sets

Alba ONdigital sets, Bush ONdigital sets.

Hitachi 28WDDODTN, 32WD40DTN and D36W840DTN; Panasonic TX-28DT2, TX-32DT2, TX-28DT30*, TX-32DT30*, TX-36DT30*, TX-36DT35* and TX-32DH40*; Philips 28DW6734, 32DW6834, 32DW9625, 28DW6557* and 32DW6557*.

Sanyo CE28DFN1-B, CE32DFN1-B, CE28DFN2-B, CE32DFN2-B, CE32DFN2BK-B, CE28DWN1-B, CE28DFN3-B-00, CE32DFN3-B-00, CE30LD3-B,CE30LD3BK-B, CE27LD3-B, CE23LD4-B, CE23LD4W-B, CE27LD4-B, CE27LD4BK-B, CE32LD4-B, CE32LD4BK-B, CE27LD5-B and CE32LD5-B.

Sony 28DS60, 32DS60, 28DS65, 32DS65, 28DX20, 32DX20, 28DX30, 32DX30, 28DS20, 32DS20, KP41DS1, KP51DS1, KP51DS2, KP41DS1, KP51DS1, KP51DS2, KD28DX40*, KD32DX40*, KD32DX100*, KD32NX100*, KD32NX200*, KD36NX200*; Toshiba 28WT98B, 32WT98B, 28ZT29B, 32ZT29B, 36ZT29B, 42WT29B, 50WT29B and 57WT29B.

All these sets can be upgraded - contact the supplier (numbers below) to add a Freeview box to the set.

Boxes that do not support both 2k and 8k modes

Some boxes are having problems during switchover supporting both modes at the same times:

  • Sharp TU-R160H
  • Humax 9200T
  • Thomson DTi 1000

The workaround appears to be to add the "8k" channel manually (C62 for Selkirk, for example) and then to do this procedure after switchover is complete: My Freeview box has no EPG, is missing Film4, Channel 4+1, no sound on ITV3 or the channel line up is wrong - - independent digital television and switchover advice, since 2002

This is on top of the boxes that could not cope with the changes to the Network Information Table (NIT): Daewoo DS608P, Labgear DTT100, Triax DVB 2000T, Portland DP100 and these VCR/STBs: Daewoo SV900, Bush IDVCR01

Helpline numbers

  • Alba 0871 230 1777
  • Bush 0871 230 1777
  • Daewoo 0870 100 2525
  • Hitachi 0870 405 4405
  • Humax 0870 247 8800
  • Nokia 0845 045 5555
  • Pace 0870 120 1910
  • Panasonic 0800 169 3012
  • Philips 0870 900 9070
  • Pioneer 0330 123 1240
  • Sharp 08705 274 277
  • Sony 08705 111999
  • Thomson 01443 220220
  • Toshiba 0115 976 6958

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Thursday, 22 September 2011

5:28 PM

Steve P: I am running under the assumption that Diane King can afford one, she didn't mention that she had no budget.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Friday, 23 September 2011
2:57 PM

Technia STBWS1AW09 doesn't seem to support the switchover either.

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Peter's 3 posts GB flag
Sunday, 25 September 2011
7:03 PM

i have retuned my television but it has only picked up 20 tv channels and 11 radio stations. Is this a problem with my ariel. i have not changed my ariel in the last 15 years. It is pointing towards the Allesley transmitter.

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Brendan's 1 post GB flag

8:16 PM

Brendan: It should be appreciated that the transmitter in question is only a Freeview PSB (Public services broadcast) station operating with three multiplexes, and as such you will only receive BBC1 / ITV1(Ch4/Ch5 etc) as well as the HD services.

This situation will not change.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 28 September 2011
10:03 AM

I have a powered splitter to three TVs, everything worked well before the digital switchover, now can receive no programmes on the Sony Bravia and hardly any programmes on the other 2

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Ann's 2 posts GB flag
Ann's: mapA's Freeview map terrainA's terrain plot wavesA's frequency data A's Freeview Detailed Coverage
Steve P

6:47 PM

Ann - you HAVE retuned?

You powered splitter may be too powerful. Try without it - or adjust the amplification (gain) if you can.

Here's the Oxford page.
Freeview on Oxford TV transmitter | - independent free digital TV advice

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Steve P's 1,173 posts GB flag
7:07 PM

I have a Toshiba 17WLT46B integrated digital TV which stopped working completely at the final switchover. The tv cannot find any channels when doing a search (manual or auto)so its now totally useless. After oontacting Toshiba numerous times and being given different answers ranging from the usual 'try retuning it' to 'The tv has an old style tuner which wont pick up the new digital signal'(even though the instruction manual says all I need to do at switchover is to retune). They are now telling me my tv is broken and I should get it repaired. Its a bit stange that it 'broke' at exactly the same time the digital switchover finished. Other tvs in my house are all fine, anyone had similar probs? The tv is about 5 years old.

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Rachel's 2 posts GB flag
10:01 PM

Thanks Steve B, I couldn't work out which way to alter the gain on the boosted splitter, so took it out of the equation. Bought a simple aerial splitter and now have no promblems with reception. A acse of too much power as Briantist said earlier.

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Ann's 2 posts GB flag
Ann's: mapA's Freeview map terrainA's terrain plot wavesA's frequency data A's Freeview Detailed Coverage
Friday, 30 September 2011
Adrian Martin
8:37 PM

I have a Digilogic DSTB5000 Freeview Receiver for which the remote control is lost. If I replace the remote, is this type of receiver still operational after digital switchover? Postcode B27 6LP (Sutton Coldfield transmitter).
By the way, I had a Pace freeview receiver which is no longer operational. Lucky me!

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Adrian's: mapA's Freeview map terrainA's terrain plot wavesA's frequency data A's Freeview Detailed Coverage
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